New Haven officers accused in jailhouse beatdown cleared


New Haven police officers accused in a jailhouse beatdown have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

21-year-old Kijana Cornelius, who wound up in the city lockup after a fight at Cody’s Diner last April, claimed the officers used excessive force while he was in custody.

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A year-long investigation and jail cell surveillance video shows the officers acted appropriately while subduing Cornelius.

The investigation found that he refused to obey officers’ orders.

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